Monday Already?!

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Our weekend was so great, but it went so fast! While I catch up with email and everyone’s posts, here is a pic I took on our way to a beautiful winery in Haymarket, Virginia (only about 1 hour from Washington, DC)

My dad loves red wine (well pretty much exclusively Merlot), but he had never done a tasting before so it was really fun to surprise him with a visit to a winery and to see him do a tasting (“Only the reds, please.” -my dad). Sure enough we ended up getting a bottle of Merlot after the tasting and enjoying the beautiful weather and live music for the rest of the afternoon.. such a perfect day!

Sydney Hale

Sydney Hale was born from a woman’s passionate hobby and dedication to nature-inspried, high-quality home and bath products. I recently discovered this very impressive, handmade line of home and beauty products while browsing an outdoor market in Northern Virginia. The packaging looks like the products are straight out of a high-end boutique, and the smells and quality match that impression 100%! The prices are absolutely excellent for the quality of the products.


The creator formulates her skin care using organic and wild harvested ingredients whenever possible.  I am also happy to say that the products are all free of sodium lauryl/laureth sulfates, parabens and phthalates. The lotions are so rich and nourishing without being greasy or overwhelming. Now for the home…With scent combinations like sweet orange, clove, ylang ylang and ginger, the hand poured candles smell absolutely divine!  I really can’t wait wait to try more luxurious Sydney Hale products (like the body washes and lip balms)!

Valencia Gift Set
Photo Credit: Sydney Hale

To learn more/to purchase some Sydney Hale products: (Take a look today because there are currently sales being offered on the already reasonably priced products!)